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Module code:BIOLG011(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Human Genetics in Context
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Dr Garrett Hellenthal
Organiser's location:Biological Sciences
Available for students in Year(s):4,
Module prerequisites:BIOLG014: Advanced Human Genetics (1): Basic Principles 
Module outline:This module builds on the Advanced Human Genetics module to introduce the burning issues in the science of human genetics, and how discoveries in human genetics are affecting our society. Lectures will be given by several experts currently working on a variety of important and timely topics, including population genetics, model organisms, eQTLs, infectious disease, genomic imprinting and complex diseases. The course will highlight some of the major fields of study within human genetics today, discussing statistical techniques used to model these biological questions and the major, up-to-date insights such methods have provided. 
Module aims:1. To provide participants with an introduction to the burning issues in the science of human genetics. 2. To explore how statistical techniques are being used to answer scientific questions, and the findings we have learned from these models. 3. To look at how discoveries in human genetics are affecting society.  
Module objectives:By the end of the course, participants should be able to: 1. Describe the main current issues in the science of human genetics. 2. Understand the techniques researchers have used to answer major biological questions. 3. Critically evaluate the impact of discoveries in human genetics. 4. Access resources for further self-directed learning. 
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Unseen two-hour written examination 65.00%.
Coursework 35.00%. 
Notes:To register for this module please ensure you meet the prerequisites listed above (where applicable) and, if you do, select it using Portico and await Teaching and Parent Department approval. 
Taking this module as an option?:This is a PGT module only 
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